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Educational Programme
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Year of Graduation
Mikhail Klimov
Optimization of Distribution Management as a Strategic Tool for Implementing Supply Chain Tasks
Strategic Management in Logistics
(Master’s programme)
1. Topic of master’s dissertation: “Optimization of distribution management as a strategic tool for implementing supply chain tasks”.

2. Student: Klimov Mikhail, Group №: MLG 141, School of Logistics, NTU HSE.

3. Scientific advisor: candidate of technical sciences, associate professor, Kolik A. V.

4. Key words: physical distribution, distribution management, distribution network, optimization, warehouse network, S&OP, sourcing optimization, collaborative forecasting management, transport management, customer service.

Author exploits existing distribution management optimization tools and their impact on company’s logistics and overall performance. Purpose of this study is to develop set of recommendations for distribution management optimization in Pepsico.

Analysis of company’s business revealed several problems in company’s logistics activities which negatively affect company’s profitability. Author chose acceptable theoretical tools for chosen topic and used them for developing recommendations for distribution management optimization. The following recommendations were provided: implementing S&OP and collaborative forecasting with top clients, warehouse network optimization, key clients sourcing optimization based on total delivery costs, consolidating goods with different logistics parameters for better transport utilization.

Positive effect of developed recommendations and their influence on company’s financial indicators were tested through DuPont model.

Length of master’s thesis: pages – 100, pictures - 17, tables - 15, list of literary sources - 28, appendix – 7.

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